There are many combinations of Lumpia fillings and after trying many I came up with this, reminds me of how they tasted when I was in the Philippians. I prefer the authentic Lumpia wrapper (spring roll wrapper) as they are very thin and fry up nice and crisp. Opposed to the egg roll and wanton wrappers.
Lumpia (In Spring Roll Wrappers)
2 (25 count)packages spring roll wrappers*
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 cup minced Spanish onions
2 medium carrots , minced
1 stalk celery , minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Accent seasoning (optional)
Combine meat, vegetables, sauces and spices in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour for flavors to set.
Prepare wrapper as per package instructions and place on a work surface (should look like a diamond). Place 2 teaspoons of filling at the lower one third of the wrapper shape into a small strip about 3 inches long.
Fold bottom edge up, and then fold right side over followed by left side, then roll to complete. Seal end flap with water. (See note.) Finished Lumpia roll should be about 4 inches long.
After you have assembled all the Lumpia, heat your oil (I use deep fryer) to 375 degrees. Cook until golden brown, don’t over crowed, turning often, approximately 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Place remaining uncooked Lumpia in a freezer bag and freeze. I will heat my fryer and place these right in frozen, a few at a time and they come out great.
- Purchased at local Asian or Filipino store.
Note: the wrapper packages usually have instructions for rolling the wrap.